May 1st the opening of GROUPER cant wait!! The spring early spring is great time to fish Black Drum around the Jetty’s and the red fish too. Off shore we are catching Black sea bass and releasing lots of red snapper. The cobia are moving in on the offshore reefs and structure. Mid May they should me on the Beaches and in the bait pods. we are also catching some nice flounder too, add carb meat and a glass of wine and you will have dinner time. Quit Wishin Let’s go Fishin!!
Early spring the Black drum is moving in around the Jetties and rivers. The black Drum are the largest fish in the drum family, they can get to over one hundred pounds. The red drum is running this time of the years as well and get up to as big as 40 lbs.
The shrimp boats will start working in the spring as well and that means CHUM MACHINE lots of different fish coming up behind the boats to feed like this Black tip shark that’s over 100 lbs. The most exciting fishing time is in the spring, we sight fish for Cobia and Big jack Cralle’s using top water plugs and jigs. If you think a 4lb bass is awesome hitting a top water plug try a 60LBS cobia hitting a chug bug come get you some of that. This is a short time of the year to catch the fish on top water. The best time is April and May so Quit Wishin Let’s go Fishin!!! Book you trip to day
Early spring is great for Black Drum like the ones Chip and Drain are holding. Caught aboard The Wahoo with Capt. Billy on 3-20-2015. The black Drum will be running until late April and can get up to over 100lbs. The whiting are running and are great pan fish. The red bass are coming in with the Black Drum and are schooling up in groups of 20 in the bait pods. April and May the Cobia will be running in the pogy pods, as well, and are great for sight fishing. The next three months are the best to take a kid fishing so Quit Wishin Let’s go Fishin!!!
Fishing near shore this time of the year is the best action; we will be fishing in Cumberland sound and out around the jetties. The first run of fish will be the whiting and is an excellent eating fish. The black drum will follow next along with red fish too. The Black Drum will be running from 10lbs to up to 50lbs the smaller one are great to eat and the BIG ones are awesome fighting fish. The reds will be running from 3lbs to up to 30lbs. The cold water sharks are in like the ones the young boys are holding (dog Sharks). The bonnet head sharks should be coming in along with the black drum. This is a great time to get the kids out and hooked on fishing. So Quit Wishin Let’s go Fishin!!!
This month we are still fishing in the Amelia River and the estuaries around Amelia. The trout are fired up and we are catching them on light tackle and fly rods too. The reds will be schooling up on the lower tides along the Amelia river banks in big numbers of schools. We are sight fishing for them. Fishing for the reds we are using Berkley Gulps and throwing them about three feet in front of the school and hooking up. This month is one of the best for Sheepshead, there are coming in to spawn along the beaches. We are fishing for them using Fiddler carbs along the jetty’s and docks. This month the weather is perfect for back water fishing with the low temps in the 40s and the highs in the 70s it’s a great way to enjoy Amelia Island for the day so Quit Wishin Let’s go Fishin!!!
This year has started out with some awesome catches. Mr.Morgan caught this 26 inches Trout just a little over 5lbs and has set the scales for the year Nice GATOR trout. Sean caught some nice reds on the flyrods and landed this sheepshead on the flyrod as well. This year the fishing on the Amelia River is looking real good with some nice catches of trout and reds. The sheepshead fishing is starting to get good as well. The backwater fishing will be good for the next couple of months so Quit Wishin Let’s go Fishin !!!
The weather was great this past weekend and Joe and his family call me to do a little fishing. When Joe came aboard The Wahoo II he said Allen we are looking for action. We headed offshore to the inshore reefs. The first stop it was two at a time big black sea bass all green heads. The next stop we caught blue fish more sea bass and trigger fish. The last stop we anchor on a rock pile for some big fish and that’s what we caught, the bull reds heading to the off shore reefs. We landed two big reds and lot a few more. We caught and release over 150 fish including snappers that was only 10 inches they are reproducing. About three hours in the trip Joe and his family where done. Thanks Joe good luck with the New Job.
The fishing this past week and the upcoming weeks in the Amelia River is alive with trout and lots more. This past week we have caught some big trout like the one Joan is holding they loved live shrimp using a float rig. Fishing in the back of the sound we caught some Bonnet head sharks on light tackle and what a fight from one end of the boat to the other and back again. Fishing along the oyster beds the sheepshead where chewing. Fishing along the Amelia River we also caught flounder and more trout lots of under size but did catch the limit. At the jetty the Bull Reds are still biting along with whiting and puppy drum. With the weather this time of the year the Amelia River and the inshore fishing is the best.
This week coming up the fishing is fired up inshore. We have been catching big redfish like the one Nick is holding. The trout are chewing on top water plugs and live bait. The reds are biting on live bait and lure too. Nothing better then fresh trout and reds on the grill while tail gating at the Fla-Ga game. This past weekend Father-son fishing trip was a blast. We landed over ten bull reds like the ones Andrew and Nick and Travis are holding. We had up to four on at a time and it was a blast thanks Nick and Andrew, Travis and I enjoyed fishing with you all.
The bull reds are making their annual migration in to the beaches and the rivers. We are catching and releasing the bull reds up to 50lbs. For anglers to catch a fish of this size is a blast the smile on their face say it all. For the next four to five weeks the reds will be inshore feeding and spawning like the salmon but don’t die. We are catching some Black tip sharks like the one Shawn is holding 145lbs. the slot reds are in and we are catching puppy drum too.
The back water is starting to turn on with the cooler temperature. The trout are chewing and the reds on light tackle and it will get better as the water cools down. So Quit Wishin Let’s go Fishin!!!